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So they want to build (another) national beer museum…

“Brew: The Museum of Beer will span 50,000 square feet, targeting 400,000 visitors a year. Additionally, the site will house a bar, event space, and brewhouse, plus – a gift shop (of course). The campaign is currently seeking an initial $50,000 dollars in order to take the design to architects to begin the design process. Then […]

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Beer tourism essay: Making the case for San Diego

“San Diego is known for many things — the world-famous San Diego Comic Con, our year-round 75-and-sunny temperatures and waiting for the Chargers to blow their 20 point lead. Hey, it’s what they do. But when I read that San Diego didn’t make Craft Brewing Business’ Top Beer Destinations list, I was not only appalled. […]

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Santa Cruz bus tour offers views of the brews (CA)

“At its capacity of 15, the bus rumbles along one of Santa Cruz’s most scenic roads. The vibe seems suited for a ’70s lounge: built-in banked booths, bolted-down vintage furniture and a barbershop-style swivel chair in the back corner. Some passengers are seated, others standing and mingling and — as the tour progresses — dancing. […]

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Is Santa Maria Missing Out on the Local Craft Beer and Wine Industry? (CA)

“The city is currently talking to business owners in that area to see if they would be in favor of beer and wine making facilities and tasting rooms moving in. “I think since we’re going to take a proactive approach and start talking to those business and property owners in advance hopefully we can ease […]

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New York City On A Whiskey Adventure: A Travel Guide

“If you’re a whisky lover, New York City is one of the greatest places to visit to quench your thirst. However, it’s a really big town, and those Top 10 lists never tell you how to plan your itinerary so you can get the most bang for your buck, or in this case, whiskey for […]

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Test Drive: A taste of beer science at the White Labs tour

“Tours generally start in the Analytical Lab, where young lab techs with backgrounds in chemistry, food science and biology analyze samples of beer, wine and other yeasty substances for customers wanting information on everything from sugar count and alcohol content to the sources of mysterious off-flavors. There are laptops and a sterile hood and a bags of […]

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Support Brew, The Museum of Beer

“Brew anticipates 200 new jobs for the Pittsburgh region, more than $100 million in annual economic impact, and $6+MM annually in net new tax revenues for the city, Allegheny County, and State of PA. Brew will be designed in collaboration with internationally-recognized experts in museums, beer studies, retail, events, and food & beverage services. State-of-the-art […]

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Rural East Tennessee winemakers toast USDA grants for growth and wine tourism

“Rural East Tennessee winemakers are raising a glass to growth in their industry, having been recently awarded three major U.S. Department of Agriculture grants to boost the state’s small but growing wine and grape industry. The Appalachian Region Wine Producers Association (ARWPA) has been awarded a two-year, $25,000 Specialty Crop Block Grant and a three-year, […]

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Good times are brewing in Bend (OR)

“If your fantasy list includes swimming in an ocean of beer, we’re not here to judge. We’re here to let you in on a little secret. Okay, you may not be able to swim in the stuff, but the beer in Bend, Oregon, is so abundant and diverse that even folks who don’t fancy the […]

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Craft beverages are playing an important role in NY’s tourism plans

“An “unprecedented” $55 million investment is being dedicated to attracting new visitors and advocating for New York state’s attractions, both in New York City and upstate. Governor Andrew Cuomo’s plan is to keep “the momentum moving forward.” In order to increase New York’s exposure to potential visitors, eight tourism offices have been opened around the […]

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Stoneyard Brewing taps history, plans beer-themed inn (NY)

“Stoneyard Brewing Company’s plan to conquer Rochester’s beer scene is chugging along. This year alone, the Brockport-based craft brewery has expanded into the high-end brunch business, opened up an east-side beer hall and broke ground on a production brewery. And this week, plans are to finalize buying a historic former warehouse on the Erie Canal hat could eventually become […]

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Pure Michigan campaign celebrates craft beer industry

“Pure Michigan is celebrating the state’s love of craft beer with a new campaign running through the fall. The “Cheers to #mibeer” campaign features a new digital advertising campaign with interactive experiences including a “Which Michigan Craft Beer Are You?” quiz. It also encourages social media users to show their love of craft beer by […]

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